Suffering from ‘Chemo Brain’? There’s Hope

Suffering from ‘Chemo Brain’? There’s Hope

Some of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients are memory problems, difficulties with multitasking, and reduced attention and…

7 Foundations for a Healthy Brain

7 Foundations for a Healthy Brain

While growing older can bring maturity and wisdom, it can also bring a decline in our cognitive abilities, like memory,…

How Different Types of Dementia Affect the Brain

How Different Types of Dementia Affect the Brain

Restituto Miranda Sr. occasionally reminisced about driving a taxicab, working in an office supplies store and riding his motorcycle. But…

Smart Stats Brain – By the Numbers

Smart Stats Brain – By the Numbers

By Katie Scarlett BrandtAn award-winning journalist, Katie has written for Chicago Health since 2016 and currently serves as Associate Editor…

Brain Food: Eat Smart, Stay Sharp

Brain Food: Eat Smart, Stay Sharp

Brain food is very real, helping to shape your ability to remember simple things (well, allegedly simple things) like where…

How the Brain Helps Us Make Good Decisions

How the Brain Helps Us Make Good Decisions

A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal…

4 Natural Ways to Maintain Brain Health

4 Natural Ways to Maintain Brain Health

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I keep reading about disappointing drug trials to help prevent and treat…

Tips to Combat Age-Related Forgetfulness

Tips to Combat Age-Related Forgetfulness

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: Why do people become more forgetful as they age? A: It’s common…

Atypical Brain Development Observed in Preschoolers with ADHD Symptoms

Atypical Brain Development Observed in Preschoolers with ADHD Symptoms

According to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health, children as young as 4 years old with symptoms of…

Brain Safety Starts With You

Brain Safety Starts With You

Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, affect the lives of Americans nationwide. Anyone can experience a TBI, but data…

For people with multiple sclerosis, can exercise change the brain?

For people with multiple sclerosis, can exercise change the brain?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of unknown cause in which the covering lining of nerve fibers (called myelin) is…

Exercise helps aging brain stay young

Exercise helps aging brain stay young

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: Over the last year, I sometimes forget things. I am 66 but…

Scientists find new path in brain to ease depression

Scientists find new path in brain to ease depression

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a new pathway in the brain that can be manipulated to alleviate depression. The pathway…

Study discusses a link between artificial sweeteners and brain risks

Study discusses a link between artificial sweeteners and brain risks

  A: Sometimes it seems like people trying to choose a healthy diet and watch their weight can’t catch a…

Curiosity: The Brain’s Superfood

Curiosity: The Brain’s Superfood

I get really excited about the brain! It is the superconductor of my world. And what I continuously learn, whether…

Neuroscience can help you live a healthier life

Neuroscience can help you live a healthier life

By Srini Pillay, M.D. Harvard Health Letter Healthy behaviors clearly make sense from a rational standpoint, but they can be…

Five things you need to know about multiple sclerosis

Five things you need to know about multiple sclerosis

By The Brain and Spine Team, Cleveland Clinic Multiple sclerosis (MS) can happen to just about anyone. The central nervous…

Coronary bypass surgery unlikely to cause cognitive decline

Coronary bypass surgery unlikely to cause cognitive decline

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: My cardiologist recommended coronary artery bypass surgery because…

How exercise boosts brain function

How exercise boosts brain function

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts  By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I keep hearing that exercise helps with memory…

A stronger heart may keep your brain young

A stronger heart may keep your brain young

By Julie Corliss Harvard Health Blog You probably know that regular exercise offers a wealth of benefits for your body,…

Study shows high school football players exhibit brain changes after single season

Study shows high school football players exhibit brain changes after single season

Arina P Habich / Shutterstock.com Source: Wake Forest School of Medicine whatdoctorsknow.com CHICAGO — Some high school football players exhibit…

The Dying Brain – Part 2

The Dying Brain – Part 2

When brain dead means total death By Morgan Lord Read Part 1 Seventy-five years ago, the concept of brain death…

The Dying Brain – Part 1

City hospitals team up to better understand brain death By Morgan Lord Over 99 percent of deaths are cardiac related.…

Uncovering Concussions

How They’re Changing Our Brains and the Game It’s nearly kickoff. Families and friends nationwide gather around the television and…

Brain Tumors: Critical Questions to Ask Your Doctor

By Vikram C. Prabhu, MD, FAANS, FACS, Associate Professor and Interim Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Loyola University Medical Center 1. What kind of…